On 15th June, Bude Police mentioned on their Facebook page that:
We were alerted to a sickening Facebook post yesterday relating to hatred towards our black communities. I am please to announce the suspect is now in custody and having to face up to the reality of their actions. We will be pushing for the toughest outcome possible. Racial hatred in any form is not acceptable and we will continue to take a very robust stance.
The man has been confirmed as a 37 year old from Camelford who, since arrest, (for an alleged offence under the Communications Act) has been released on police bail until 18th July.